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Orchid viruses are capable of causing flower deformities and death, which can severely
impact the horticultural industry and wild orchid conservation. Here we show
Intensively managed landscapes, like those found in many public gardens, attempt to mitigate the impact of significant weather events through irrigation, improving soil characteristics, and mulching.
The USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) is a coordinated network of 19 genebank locations throughout the United States that perform research to acquire, maintain,
The below case studies were collected and shared in a September 2018 Newsletter from the Center for Plant Conservation.
October 17 Morning Sessions at University of British Columbia:
Selecting the geographic origin—the provenance—of seed is a key decision in restoration. The last decade has seen a vigorous debate on whether to use local or nonlocal seed.
The Florida torreya is North America’s most endangered conifer, with less than one percent of its population remaining.
Recent estimates indicate that one-fifth of botanical species worldwide are considered at risk of becoming extinct in the wild.
Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more.